Hello! I’m Leo Isikdogan, and welcome to Cognitive Creations. In each bite-sized episode, we explore cognitive and psychological aspects of human behavior, creativity, and technology.
The Art of Trying a Lot of Things
How much does luck play into achieving success, and how can we tip the scales in our favor? Discussing strategies on experimentation, perseverance, quitting, and tackling perfectionism.
How Do We Influence and Get Influenced?
How do we influence each other, knowingly or unknowingly? Discussing the social and cognitive psychology behind influence, and what to do to maximize our odds of being memorable and making a long lasting impact.
How to Win Life's Non-Zero-Sum Game
Discussing Robert Vallerand's concepts of passion, Adam Smith's views on self-interest, the Prisoner's Dilemma in game theory, and evolution of cooperation.
Are Our Brains Wired to Think Alike?
What aspects of our brain's functioning are innately programmed? Discussing the concept of collective thinking, innate brain functions, inductive biases, perceptual narrowing, numerical perception, and more.
Things We Do That AI Can't Master Yet
Why do simple human skills challenge AI? Exploring Moravec's Paradox, computational creativity, efficiency of AI vs the brain, and more.